Know-a-BULL News
Week of 08/26/2014 - Issue # 329

Here is your weekly copy of Know-a-BULL News. Please read this issue to keep up-to-date with all the exciting events and news from the USF Honors College and the Office of National Scholarships.

At a Glance

Upcoming Events

RSS Feed Upcoming Events
 8/28/2014 Office of National Scholarships Open House
 9/2/2014 Mandatory PSP cohort 14 meeting
 9/3/2014 A Closer Look at Dr. Jane Goodall with Dean Adams
 9/4/2014 New Tradition of Excellence (TOE's) Student Meeting
 9/4/2014 Honors College Student Council General Body Meeting
 9/5/2014 Convocation
 9/7/2014 Fall Picnic
 9/8/2014 Office of National Scholarships Senior Workshop
 9/9/2014 Welcome back PSP cohort 12 meeting
 9/9/2014 USF Student IRB Workship
* Freshpeople 5 Events
* LLC Events
* PSP Events
* TOE Events
* Special Scholars Events

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Honors College

Dean's Update:

    Welcome to the first week of classes for the fall term!  The campus is bustling with the buzz and excitement of the new academic year.  I walked through the Marshall Center and the Bookstore at mid-day yesterday, and enjoyed watching students buying the books and supplies and the Bulls paraphernalia that they’ll need to enjoy all aspects of campus life in the fall.  When I left the Bookstore, I also learned to watch out for the skateboarders!  Both President Genshaft and Provost Wilcox graciously stopped by the Honors College on the first day of classes to welcome students back to campus, which just added to the first-day excitement in the Honors College hallways.  And speaking of excitement – I hope that everyone will check out all the study abroad opportunities that were posted on the Honors College Facebook page yesterday.  This year the College is supporting programs to Peru, Vietnam, Argentina, China and Taiwan, Costa Rica, Germany, Greece, London and Paris, Panama, and Tanzania.  Some are Service Break programs in the Winter or Spring Breaks, and some are summer programs, but wherever in the world you want to go, and for however long you want to travel, the Honors College has a program for you – and if we don’t have it, USF World can find it for you.  And for those who want to stay closer to home, we’re also sponsoring a Spring Break Service trip to the Everglades.  So get involved, and get out there!  


  • New! - Honors IT Positions

    The Honors IT staff is looking for freshmen or sophomore students who have some web development experience to join our team! If you are interested in a position, please contact Kelly Brabant at and Wei Lue Tong at (CC both of us in the email) for more information.

  • New! - Paid Tutoring Position

    The Holcombe and Jenkins Scholarship Program is looking for tutors for the Fall 2014 semester in the following courses:

     Anatomy and Physiology (BSC 2085)

     Finite Mathematics (MGF 1106)

     Principles of Financial Accounting (ACG 2021)

     Engineering Calculus (MAC 2281)

    Chemistry for Today (CHM 2023)

    Basic Economics (ECO 1000)

    Gen Chem. 1 (CHM 2045)

    Precalc/Algebra (MAC 1147)

    Kinematics/Dynamics-Machinery (EML 3262)

    Cell Biology (PCB 3023)

    Organic Chemistry (CHM 2210)

    Applicants MUST have an overall 3.3 GPA, taken the respective course at USF, and received at least an A- in the course. Applications should be submitted by following the link provided and clicking on the "Apply to be a paid tutor" link. 

    Please contact either Melanie King (Holcombe GA) or Brenae Hillard (Jenkins GA) with any questions you might have.


    Link: Apply to be a paid tutor

  • Student IRB Workshop

    This workshop is for every student thinking about conducting research with human subjects. This workshop will help you understand how to submit the required Institutional Review Board (IRB) forms and gain approval. You will also be awarded the required bi-annual certification for Human Subjects Protection by the IRB which will enable you to conduct your research. Students who will be doing their thesis in the next two years and will engage with "humans" in the process are highly encouraged to attend.

    There are two sessions.

    • The first is on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 9:00-12:00 at the USF Marshall Center, room 2708.

    • The second is on Monday, September, 15, 2014 from1:00-4:00pm at the USF Marshall Center, Room 2708.

    If you have any questions, please contact, Dr. Sondra Fogel at,

  • 2014 TGH TGMG Summer Interns Present Research

    The University of South Florida has partnered with specialty physicians at Tampa General Medical Group and Tampa General Hospital to provide a unique experience for a select group of undergraduate students.  On August 4th, Honors College students Tabitha Michaud '16 (her second summer), Kyle Mascarinas '16, Leah Kingsbury '15, Micah Johnstone '15, and Allison Distler '15 presented research conducted as summer interns.  

    Students participated in retrospective clinical research projects with a mentoring physician, shadowed physicians in the hospital setting, and participated in a series of lectures on medically important topics. Some interns will have the opportunity to continue to work with physicians on projects during the subsequent school year.  Selection for Summer 2015 will begin in early February, 2015.  For more information, contact Mr. Mejias:

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O.N.S. - Office of National Scholarships

  • New! - Study Abroad Funding for Pell Grant Recipients

    Are you planning to study abroad in the spring of 2015? Are you a Pell Grant recipient? If so, apply for the Gilman Scholarship!

    The USF deadline to apply is Friday, September 5. For more information and to apply, please contact Dr. Damon Lazzara at

    Link: dlazzarahonorsusfedu

  • Graduate School Application Workshop

    Please join us on Thursday, October 16 for a workshop put on by Ms. Cris Murray from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Ms. Murray will be speaking to students about application strategies for graduate school applications as well as providing information to students regarding graduate programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    The workshop will be held from 3pm to 4:30pm in ALN 252.

    You can learn more information about Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute here:

    Link: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • Learn more about nationally competitive merit scholarships

    Attend an upcoming informational workshop to learn more about the Office of National Scholarships and the national scholarship opportunities that can fund your study abroad experience, do research or an internship or pursue graduate study. Workshops will be presented by year (Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior and Senior).

    View the upcoming workshop schedule and sign up for a workshop at under the Upcoming Events Calendar.

    Link: Office of National Scholarships

  • Soros Award for New Americans Graduate School Funding

    Are you an accomplished USF graduate who has overcome some challenges AND who is enrolled or plans to enroll full time in graduate, medical or law school in 2015-16? Were you born on or after November 1, 1983? And, are you a New American defined as ONE of the following being true:

    1. You have been naturalized as a US citizen either on your own or as a minor child under the application of one of your parents.

    2. You are - or will by the application deadline be - in possession of a valid green card. (Note, if you have a green card application pending and hope it will be approved by the application deadline, please wait to submit your application until you actually receive your green card.)

    3. You are a US citizen by birth, but neither of your birth parents was a US citizen or eligible for US citizenship at the time of his or her birth, and at least one of them subsequently became a naturalized US citizen.

    4. You were born outside of the United States or one of its territories and were subsequently adopted by American parents and were awarded US citizenship as a result of your adoption. To the best of your knowledge, neither of your birth parents was a US citizen.

    5. You have been - or by the application deadline will have been - granted deferred action under the government's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (Note, if you have a DACA application pending and hope it will be approved by the application deadline, please wait to submit your application until you actually have been granted DACA status.)

    If this is you, you may be eligible to apply for a Soros Fellowship to support your graduate education. For complete eligibility go to:

    Internal USF Deadline is 9/30/2014

     For help in applying contact Dr. Linda Lucas or Dr. Damon Lazzara at the USF Office of National Scholarships, or


    Link: onsusfedu

  • Office of National Scholarships Open House

    Please join us for our USF Week of Welcome Open House event!

    The Open House is a chance for students to learn more about our office, meet our advising staff and speak with previous national scholarship recipients in attendance.

    The Open House will be held on Thursday, August 28 from 1pm to 3pm in the corridor outside of our office, ALN 271.

  • Applications Now Open for Spring 2015 White House Internship Program

    The White House Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and build leadership skills. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate today's young leaders, strengthen their understanding of the Executive Office of the President and engage them in public service opportunities.

    Funding is available to USF students who receive the internship.

    The deadline to apply for the spring program is September 7, 2014. If you plan to apply please contact Mr. Brian Arrowood at

    For more information and to apply, please visit



ONS has information on a wide variety of Scholarships and fellowships for graduate study. Please check the ONS website and speak with Dr. Lucas or Ms. Schumacher.

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • New! - First General Body Meeting

    Hello Honors College Students!

    Welcome back to a new year at USF! We are working on a lot of great things this year for our Honors students and would like you to be a part of it all! Come out to our FIRST GENERAL BODY MEETING on Thursday, September 4th, from 5:30 - 6:30 PM in JPH 1317. Get to know fellow Honors students while participating in fun icebreakers and enjoying ice cream floats! You can also meet Dean Adams and get information about events, volunteer activities, and leadership positions offered by the Honors College Student Council. Finally, you will have a chance to voice your thoughts on any future events by speaking with our committee co-chairs or joining one of their committees (Events Committee, Advertising Committee, and Volunteer Committee)! Stay up to date with all of our activities by liking our Honors Council Facebook page:

    See you there!

  • New! - Annual Fall Picnic

    Attention all Honors students! Is school tie-ing up all of your time? We are 'dye-ing' for you to join us! Get ready for the Honors College Student Council Fall Picnic on September 7th, from 11 am - 2 pm. This year's theme is tie dye, and you can consider this your official invitation to come out to this annual Riverfront Park event.

    Join us in welcoming Dean Adams, the new Honors College Dean! He will be grilling hamburgers, hot dogs, and veggie burgers! Enjoy an afternoon of Volleyball, Tug o'' War, Water Dodgeball, Ultimate Frisbee, Soccer, and Football! There will also be free canoeing and kayaking with your USF ID. Shuttles leave from JPH starting at 10:45 am and run every 20 min during the event

    Honors Council t-shirts will be on sale for $10, but don't miss the chance to purchase a special version of the Honors Council t-shirt for $5 so you can tie dye! You are also welcome to bring your own shirt for tie dying. See you there!

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USF Honors College Student Council

  • Myers Tutoring is Hiring

    • Myers Tutoring is a small, independent tutoring service located in Carrollwood Village. We tutor all academic levels (K-12) as well as SAT and ACT test prep. We are looking to hire hard working, positive-thinking students with a thirst for knowledge and a passion for teaching. Part-time and full-time positions are available with flexible hours. 
    • We are hiring for the upcoming school year, so call, text or email us 813-966-9377 and

  • Want to put your creativity and intelligence to use?

    We are looking for students to take part in our Honors LLC Podcast. Learn how to interview, edit, and produce quality audio pieces discussing issues that are relevant to your community.

    Roles for student involvement:

    • Sound engineer with the following duties: editing and mixing all audio, then ultimately producing the final cut. It would be both an independent and collaborative position.

    • Marketing position with following duties: Help to make our branding, developing a social media following, and influencing student perception of our Podcast.  

    • Music duties: contribute to featured transitional music. It wouldn't be a full song, but a basic introductory piece.

    If interested please contact Mr. Lucien (email below).

    Link: Email here

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Student Submissions

  • New! - Camp Boggy Creek Chapter at USF

    Camp Boggy Creek Chapter at USF is having their first meeting of the Fall on September 2nd at 5pm in MSC 2703! Camp Boggy Creek is a non profit pediatric organization that hosts camps each weekend specialized for children with life threatening and chronic illnesses and our club focuses on raising awareness, volunteers, and fund raisers for this incredible organization and all that they do! Come check out our first email to see what CBC at USF is all about! Email President Tabitha Michaud at for more information!

    Link: CBC at USF Facebook

  • New! - USFs debate team is holding a Week of Welcome event

    USF's Parliamentary and Forensics debate team is recruiting new member for this year's team, and to meet prospective members, it''s holding an event during WOW. On Friday, August 29th, from 4:30 until 5:30 in the Marshall Center room 2705, current members of the team will be on hand to discuss the events we participate in, host debate games, and discuss college level debate. Interested students are invited to attend. Any students unable to attend are still invited to contact us. The team's faculty member, Alan Shaw, can be reached at, and its president, Nyssa Clark at

  • New! - Rush Phi Sigma Pi Honor Fraternity

    Are you a returning USF or transfer student? Do you a 3.2 or higher GPA? If so, come check out our organization at one of our five info sessions. We are a gender inclusive fraternity, which means we welcome everyone, and our tripod focuses on scholarship, leadership, and fellowship. If you can''t make it to our first info session, we will also be meeting 9/4 at 7pm in the MSC food court, 9/8 at 6pm in the MSC food court, and 9/10 at 7:30pm or 8:30pm in MSC room 3709. Hope to see you there!

    Link: Phi Sigma Pi Facebook Page

  • Relay For Life Leadership Positions Available

    Looking for a leadership position and want to help fight cancer?! Relay For Life of USF is looking for dedicated, passionate leaders to apply for their planning committee. Last year's on-campus event raised over $60,000 for the American Cancer Society. Fill out an application here and email with any questions on available positions. For more information, stop by the Relay For Life Information Session on Wednesday, August 27th from 7:30-8:30 in MSC 3709.

  • Scholarship opportunity

    Epsilon chapter of Delta Tau Lambda Sorority, Inc. at the University of South Florida, is an organization that values academic excellence and strives to provide Latino women and other women of color with the tools they need to succeed. It is because of this passion that each year we raise money towards our Lydia Cruz and Sandra Maria Ramos Scholarship, which allows us to help an exceptional student continue on the path to reaching her goals. 

    The amount awarded this year will be $500. An overview of the scholarship is provided in the application, but to quickly summarize the eligibility requirements, applicants must be:

    • A woman of Latina or other minority descent.
    • Currently enrolled in high school as a senior entering college in Fall 2015 OR currently enrolled as a Freshman in college. 

    The deadline is October 3rd, 2014.  Contact: Thania Garcia:

    Link: DTL at USF

  • Wishmakers on Campus at USF

    The Make-A-Wish Foundation has come to USF with its new partner, Wishmakers on Campus! The new student organization works to raise funds, spread awareness and connect with children living with life-threatening medical conditions. Working closely with the foundation, Wishmakers on Campus will be hosting events and fundraisers as well as actively participating in Make-A-Wish events across the state of Florida! For more information about how to start granting wishes today, contact President Alec Waid at

    Link: Wishmakers on Campus FB Page

  • Marketing Director Needed for MSDN Club

    The MSDN club at USF is looking for a new marketing director. This would entail making weekly advertisements for the events and showing up to bi-weekly officer meetings (every other Monday around 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm).

    Contact: if interested



  • USF IT Department Hiring Students

    The USF Information Technology department is hiring at the Helpdesk!

    If you have prior computer support experience, or have a good customer service background, please apply.

     We offer up to 40 hours a week, work around your class schedule, and pay starts at $9.00

    If interested apply here:

  • Be The Match On Campus at USF

    The new, nationally affiliated chapter of Be The Match On Campus at USF wants you! The non-profit organization Be The Match® works to save lives through the expansion of the bone marrow registry, broadening awareness, and fundraising. The application for volunteers and E-Board positions is now open. For more information on how to get involved, email the President Jillianne Ramirez at Want to get involved and learn more? Our first fall meeting is on Thursday, September 4th from 7-9pm in MSC 3704.

    Link: Apply to Join

  • Contemporary Art Museum Week of Welcome Event

    The USF Contemporary Art Museum, in conjunction with GraphicStudio, will be hosting a Week of Welcome event on Wednesday, August 27. Please join us and visit our new exhibitions at the Contemporary Art Museum: "Richard Beckman: Outside the Curve of Reason" and "A Different Frame of Mind" and enjoy free snow cones and great prizes. We are also looking for 5 - 10 students to assist with welcoming students and running the scavenger hunt inside the museum. Students need not sign up for the whole two hour period, but may sign up for 45 minute blocks within the 3 - 5 pm time slot. For more information, please contact Steffanie Munguia at


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